MAPA’s Section 5310 Program

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MAPA is the designated recipient for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Section 5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. This page includes information for agencies looking to apply for funding and resources for awardees.

Program Management

As the designated recipient of these funds for the Omaha-Council Bluffs area MAPA must maintain a Program Management Plan as well as a Coordinated Transit Committee (CTC). Both help MAPA to make decisions regarding funding and offer stakeholders ways to stay informed about the program. The CTC also helps MAPA develop and maintain a Coordinated Transit Plan to set mobility related goals for the region.

Eligibility

Information on eligible recipients and activities can be found on the FTA’s website.

In the simplest terms, Section 5310 funds are to be spent on transportation for disabled and elderly individuals. Eligible recipients include non-profits, government entities, and for-profit businesses providing shared-ride service.

Applications

MAPA is calling for projects to be included in the FY2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Section 5310 projects are selected according to the process laid out in MAPA’s Program Management Plan. To be considered for 5310 funding, please proceed to MAPA’s TIP database and enter your organization’s information to create an account.

Applicants seeking to start a new transportation program, or expand existing service must fill out an application in addition to registering in the database.

FY2021 New/Expansion 5310 Project Application

Questions about the 5310 Program and applications should be directed to Court Barber (cbarber@mapacog.org, 402-444-6866 x219).

Awardee Resources

If you have already been awarded funds and are looking for more information about the next steps in the process, please see the Awardee Resources page.